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9 April 2020

Cambodia: International Commission of Jurists warns that Cambodia’s draft Law on a State of Emergency violates rule of law principles & human rights

Author: ICJ

"Cambodia: State of Emergency bill violates the rule of law", 8 April 2020...

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9 April 2020

Cambodia: Police & authorities arrest a popular journalist and revoke his media license after he reports direct words of PM responding to Covid-19 measures

Author: Reporters Without Borders

"Cambodian reporter jailed for quoting PM’s comment about Covid-19", 8 April 2020...

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9 April 2020

FIDH starts a campaign for release of imprisoned human rights defenders threatened by pandemic

Author: FIDH

"COVID-19: Jailed Human Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately", 08 Apr 2020...

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8 April 2020

Authoritarian leaders use COVID-19 to consolidate power & silence critics to advance their political & economic agendas

Author: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch

"How Authoritarians Are Exploiting the COVID-19 Crisis to Grab Power", 03 Apr 2020...

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8 April 2020

Cambodia: Four international rights groups concern over restrictions on civic freedoms & human rights defenders posed by draft law on state of emergency

Author: FORUM-ASIA & 3 others

"Cambodia: State of Emergency draft law will put civic freedoms and human rights defenders at further risk", 6 April 2020...

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7 April 2020

Civil society groups call on govts. of UAE, Qatar & Oman to lift ban on Voice Over IP platforms, which limits freedom of expression & access to information

Author: Access Now, Smex & 27 other civil society groups

We... urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms used for voice and video internet calls... [which have been] banned... under the pretext of protecting the...

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6 April 2020

Autocracies & democracies around the world suppress COVID-19 information & crack down on activists

Author: Joshua Keating, Slate

"Strongman Medicine: Suspicious Numbers and Brutal Quarantines", 02 Apr 2020...

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6 April 2020

COVID-19: New types of protest, advocacy & demands from business-focused HRDs & groups

The COVID-19 pandemic and its response are an impediment to physical organizing and human rights defense around the world - but in the midst of this evolving situation, many human rights defenders and the groups they belong to are organizing in new and...

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4 April 2020

Zoom announces measures to improve transparency following pressure from civil society

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Article
3 April 2020

Cambodia & Southeast Asia: ICJ concerns over govts' crackdown on online expression & calls for respect and protection of human rights online & offline

Author: International Commission of Jurists

"Southeast Asia: States must respect and protect rights in combating misinformation online relating to COVID-19", 1 April 2020...

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